How to provide financial services in key European jurisdictions

We have created a series of guides, designed to help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of setting up your business in key European jurisdictions. We provide a summary of the key issues and processes involved in setting up in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, the implications for the UK’s financial services industry are significant. Much will depend on the exact terms concluded by the UK with the EU in connection with its exit. Nevertheless, a number of legislative and regulatory changes for financial services firms in the UK will follow the Brexit. These changes will require firms to consider how their businesses are structured and, assuming relevant EU passports cease to be available, how they will continue to provide services and market products cross-border into the EU.

The following maps illustrate how cross-border dealing will change from complete access (map 1) to the majority of countries becoming off-limits (map 2).

Map 1: Today with EU MIFID/CRD passport (Cross-border dealing and RTO)

Map 2: Post-Brexit without EU MIFID/CRD passport (Cross-border dealing and RTO)

We have created a series of guides, designed to help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of setting up your business in key European jurisdictions. We provide a summary of the key issues and processes involved in setting up in FranceGermany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

Details of an alternative, but very restricted route to setting up a new entity are provided below:

PDFAvailability of cross-border licence for third country financial institutions

Cross border licence image

Simmons & Simmons has a team of experts, skilled in assisting clients with achieving the correct authorisation to establish their businesses across Europe. We use a series of tools to help streamline the process, making it as efficient, but cost-effective as possible.

This page will be updated with additional resources as the negotiations between the UK and the EU develop, and the resulting legislative developments unfold.

How to set up imagePDFHow to set up a new MiFID firm in France

PDFHow to set up a new MiFID firm in Germany

PDFHow to set up a new MiFID firm in Ireland

PDFHow to set up a new MiFID firm in Italy

PDFHow to set up a new MiFID firm in Luxembourg

PDFHow to set up a new MiFID firm in the Netherlands

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